If your equipment is more than 15 years old and breakdowns have become frequent, or your latest repair required replacing a major part, it’s a good sign that your system is hitting the end of its life span. And today’s equipment is much more efficient, using about 30 percent less fuel each year.
On average, the energy efficiency level for new oil heating systems is in the mid-80% range, but to make sure your system performs to its rated efficiency level, it’s critical that your heating system installation be done properly.
Certified oilheat technicians are trained to make sure that your system is sized properly for the needs of your home. There are tests that help them figure out how much heat your home loses in the winter. After determining how much power your home’s heating system needs, they can then expertly install your new boiler or furnace to guarantee you years of comfort and energy savings.
If you’re ready to explore new heating options for your home, your local heating oil company will be happy to help.
|Age of System||Less than 15 years||
More than 15 years
|Cost and Frequency of Repairs||
Less than 50% cost of new unit
50% more than cost of new unit
|Efficiency of Unit||
More than 80% AFUE
Less than 80% AFUE
Note: AFUE stands for annual fuel utilization efficiency.